Thursday, November 29, 2012

Southern California TechVoice Chapter 2012 Post-Election Briefing

Illinois Technology Association
OC Tech Alliance
Invite you to the Southern California TechVoice Chapter:
2012 Post-Election Briefing

With the 2012 elections in our rearview mirror, join us for an overview of what the results will mean for the technology industry. Hear from elected officials and political experts on what your business can expect from Sacramento and Washington.
State Senator Lou Correa
Representing California’s #34 District
Liz Hyman
Vice President of Public Advocacy, CompTIA
Dan Schnur
Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California.
Assemblyman Don Wagner
Representing California’s 68th District.
Moderator - Tim Jemal
CEO, Jemal Public Affairs
Register: Register today for $30 ($50 at the door)

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am

Address: Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Why Attend: Join us for an overview of California elections and their impact on the technology industry. We’ll discuss updates on the congressional "lame duck" agenda, including what can be expected for technology policy issues, expiring tax cuts, "sequestration," other "extenders," and the debt ceiling limit. We’ll also provide some insight on the new California State Legislature and Congress and what issues can be expected to impact business – specifically in the technology industry.
Lou CorreaAbout Correa: State Senator Lou Correa was elected to the 34th Senate District in 2006 and reelected for a second and final term in 2010, representing Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster. Senator Correa serves on nine committees and commissions, including the Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee and the Economic Development & State Permitting Process Committee. He also serves as chair on the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments Committee. Prior to serving in the California State Legislature, he was an investment banker and a real estate broker. See the full bio.
Elizabeth HymanAbout Hyman: Liz Hyman is the vice president of public advocacy for CompTIA. Hyman is responsible for the association’s outreach to members of Congress, the Executive Branch, government agencies. Prior to joining CompTIA, Hyman worked for PC manufacturer Lenovo, and for the Consumer Electronics Association. She has also held various positions in the federal government, including special assistant to the attorney general, associate counsel to the vice president, and assistant counsel at the United States Trade Representative’s Office. Hyman is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.
Dan SchnurAbout Schnur:  Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, has been one of California’s leading political and media strategists, whose record includes work on four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns. Schnur served as the national director of communications for the 2000 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator John McCain and spent five years as chief media spokesman for California Governor Pete Wilson. In 2010, he was appointed chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, a position he held through that year's elections and until spring of 2011. See the full bio.
Don WagnerAbout Wagner: In the California Assembly, Don Wagner serves on the two key fiscal committees, Appropriations and Budget, where he sits on Subcommittee 4 that addresses state administration. Representing California’s 68th District, Wagner also works on the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and the Education Committee. He serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and as the Deputy Republican Floor Leader. A practicing attorney, Wagner is active in the Orange County business and legal communities. See the full bio.
About TechVoice
TechVoice is a newly–formed partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and participating regional technology associations including the OC TechAlliance. Collectively, we represent thousands of technology companies across the country employing millions of workers. We are dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation.
About OC TechAlliance
OC Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the Orange County's innovation economy. Tracing its roots back 40 years to the original Orange County American Electronics Association, its mission is to work in collaboration with members to foster a business eco system in Orange County that will nurture, develop and grow small to mid-size technology companies, and contribute to a new economic vitality to the local High-Tech community. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Technology Alliance at 949-306-5700 or
About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s IT industry. As a non–profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by nearly 30 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners.
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